Gearing up for the IB Journey at Sun Island
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” For the cohort of students entering Year 12 at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) this year, they are coming together as they commence the incredible two-year academic journey of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a programme which is renowned internationally for its academic rigour and university preparedness.
Books to Capture the Imaginations of ECE Children
Developing a passion for books is not only important for children in terms of their academic success in honing reading, writing, and comprehension skills, but it is also a brilliant way for them to explore magical worlds and expand their imaginations beyond the boundaries of the real world immediately around them. Getting children into the habit of reading for pleasure from a young age can have life-long positive benefits. Here, YCIS Puxi Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Primary Librarian Ms Theresa Kemp, and YCIS Pudong ECE Coordinators Ms Veronica Martin and Ms Michelle Wang share some fantastic books that will be a joy to read for some of our youngest learners.
The Many Benefits of Adventure Camps for Primary Students
This past week, there was a buzz of excitement on campus during Parent Information Sessions that introduced information about the 'Adventure Camps’ Upper Primary children will take next month. Parents had the opportunity to learn more about the amazing experiences their child will have during the upcoming trips to Zhejiang province, with a two-night trip for Year 5 students to Nanbeihu, situated on a picturesque lake, and a three-night trip for Year 6 students to Anji, a scenic valley area southwest of Shanghai.
Fun For All at the YCIS Shanghai Pudong Back to School Picnic
After a relaxing summer break, YCIS Shanghai students and families are already back into the swing of school life. While the weekdays are filled with learning, the school values opportunities to build the community at the weekend in a more relaxing context. Therefore, the annual YCIS Shanghai Pudong Back to School Picnic, which took place last weekend, came at the perfect time, bringing together students, families, and staff, who celebrated the start of the new school year with a wonderful community-building event.
A Sensational Night of Sport at YCIS Shanghai Pudong
For students, families, and staff at YCIS Shanghai Pudong’s Century Park Campus, Thursday night was an incredible beginning to the sports season for the school. The evening, which featured a first-ever CISSA Sports Night, celebrated all of the sports that the school participates in under the China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA) umbrella.For Upper Primary students, CISSA offers nine inter-school sports programmes for students from participating international schools in Shanghai. Each sport runs for approximately seven weeks in length, and is co-ordinated between all of the schools to align schedules for fixtures. By rotating through the various sports, which include football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, floor hockey, cross country, track and field, and tennis, students are able to develop experience in a broad range of sports.
ECE Teachers Share Five Tips to Encourage Positive Behaviour
While children are young and in the early stages of their development, they are very malleable and are influenced by the environments they experience. As a school, YCIS Shanghai provides a caring and nurturing environment in which the students can learn and grow and, as educators, all YCIS Shanghai teachers strive to be positive influencers in the lives of these youngsters. With many years of experience in working with young learners, the teachers have useful insights into the development of Early Childhood Education (ECE) children and how to positively influence their behaviour. Here, two of YCIS Puxi’s excellent ECE K3 Co-Teachers, Mr Michael Joyce and Ms Kang Liang, share five techniques they use to encourage positive behaviour from the children in their care.
Supporting Your ECE Child’s Language Development from an Early Age
Hearing a child’s first word is a momentous occasion for parents and family members. A single utterance of "mama" or "dada" can bring tears to a parent’s eye. Often, children are producing language by the time they enter kindergarten (around 3 years old). However, this is not a universal benchmark, as Ms Maria Syzmanska and Ms Catherine Ren – both Kindergarten 2 (children aged 2-3 years) teachers in Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) Puxi’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme with a combined 36 years of experience working at the school – can attest.
Ways to Help Primary Children Develop Independence
Developing independence comes in a variety of ways for children, and happens at different developmental stages. For children in Primary school, one way in which they can learn how to become more independent is through applying a structured approach to organising themselves for the school week.
YCIS Shanghai Students Excel in 2019 International Examinations
Having relaxed over the summer after the intense exam period, the time of year comes when students receive the results of their hard work. For YCIS Shanghai students and teachers, there was plenty to celebrate when the annual IGCSE and IB results were released this year.